In May of 2022, Desert Farms2Table partnered with community groups and nonprofit organizations to host Farms2table's farmers markets and prepackaged produce box solutions so we can help supplement meals in Arizona communities with nutritious rescued fruits and vegetables at an affordable cost while reducing food waste. With 9 market locations, we set a goal of distributing 1 million pounds of produce by the end of summer, October, 2023.
We Did it! By August, 2023, we distributed over 1,023,000 pounds of rescued produce and two months ahead of schedule. Desert Farms2Table cannot do it without our beloved and loyal volunteers donating over 5,500 hours to help from 3:30AM until 11:00AM on Saturday mornings to distribute to our supporters come rain or shine. We love our volunteers! Every $15 donation is used for transportation and programs expenses so we can continue our markets on Saturday mornings. Our staff does not receive a salary and are volunteers too.
Please help us continue our mission and a successful second year of helping our communities. Share with your friends, family members, schools, churches and your peers about Desert Farms2Table and Farms2Table as a program. Sharing on your social media pages is a very powerful tool to help us get the message out so more Arizona communities can benefit. Desert Farms2Table is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.